“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Learn to Overcome Laziness

with Jane Stevens

September 7th

This class will explore how laziness, often masked by speedy-busyness, manifests in our life. By acknowledging obstacles on the cushion, students will learn how to set intentions and approach daily life with a fresh perspective. Continue »

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Robert Chender & Rick Redondo

September 8th—October 6th

Google "Search Inside Yourself" Mindfulness Trainer Robert Chender presents both practical tools for understanding and conquering fear, and shares the Shambhala view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Awaken Your Inner Warrior

with Vegan Aharonian

September 9th—September 11th

Examine your fear and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and heart. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend I

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 16th—September 18th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with John Ankele & Dallas Itzen

September 22nd—October 20th

The popular artist, filmmaker, and Shambhala teacher John Ankele explores the true value of self-worth and how it can make for a more enjoyable life. Continue »

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